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comment Leave the water heater on?
how big is the tank? if this is something like a 50 or 60 liters, heating only when you need it makes sense. if you're talking of 40 gallons or thereabouts, it may help to keep it hot.
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comment Leave the water heater on?
"only" 1.8 kW per day is a relative measure. in the USA, that's probably around a quarter or less per day, but in lesser-developed countries, that's certainly a fairly decent chunk of change, from a consumption POV.
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comment How can I figure out why my electric bill is so high?
And if your meter is busted, you'll certainly want to call your utility over to check. I would ask them to check both homes, just in case...
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comment How can I figure out why my electric bill is so high?
If home1's meter almost stops spinning when you've got all your appliances shut off, you may consider if home2's electricity bills are going somewhere else. Check with your neighbors to see if they're subsidizing your home2 utility bills, by any chance.
Apr
10
comment IKEA table problem
actually, @BMitch, i agree with you, too. Comments and answers are fine and help OP, but the overall audience just isn't there for this question.
Apr
10
comment IKEA table problem
I'm surprised that Ikea let you take only a part of the whole thing. In my experience, they check to see if you've got everything that you've paid for. But hey, as long as this works out OK in the end.
Apr
9
comment IKEA table problem
yeah, you really need to tell us the model. also, you should be able to find instructions online at ikea's website at ikea.com/ms/en_US/customer_service/assembly_instructions.html.
Mar
18
answered how do i keep my house cool especially my terrace during summer?
Mar
15
asked How can I install a tub over this tub box?
Mar
14
comment Why does my washing machine have an inch of water at the bottom right after it's done?
Or, in all probability, you have one or more filters at the bottom that need to be cleaned up or replaced. See your washer's user manual to determine if you have these, and how often to clean / replace them.
Mar
13
comment Soundproofing a room so sound doesn't go out as much
Aah. If only some of my neighbors (back when I lived in an apartment building) had the decency to consider this :)
Mar
4
comment How can I dim landscape lights permanently?
Hang on, you have a POWER STRIP mounted to your joist? Is it exterior-rated? Can it withstand rain / snow / whatever else is thrown at it without causing untold misery?
Mar
4
comment How can I dim landscape lights permanently?
Why don't you just swap the lights themselves with some lower wattage replacements? May probably be cheaper in the long run, too.
Feb
24
answered How do I repair this laminate bubble?
Feb
22
comment How can I thaw a frozen exterior drain quickly?
@Tester101, I've read that salt can cause problems with pretty much any surface that isn't comfortable with rapid freeze / thaw cycles. Asphalt driveways are also included in the list, as far as I read.
Feb
18
comment Why is my kitchen so humid?
What part of the world are you located at?
Feb
18
comment What's the key to sawing straight by hand?
assuming you're talking of a one-handed manual saw: practice the pull. you want more of the cutting action when you're pulling the saw towards you and you want to skim the surface as you're pushing the saw away. initially at least, you don't want to cut while pushing the saw away - you'll certainly see jitters.
Feb
17
comment How can I get my new closet door rollers to roll?
Is your door pulling heavily on these wheels? Is the frame perfectly parallel top and bottom? Is the track bent at any spot?
Feb
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